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California Lighthouse

Northern Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Walking
Description: One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known for its spectacular views of the island.
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Pittsburgh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My family traveled to Aruba many years ago. We took an all day tour trip that stopped here. I remember being pretty bored because we couldn't go in or anything. I'm unsure of whether that has changed or not.

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This light house is pretty and worth a look, yet you can't go in. Tour buses from cruise ships are often here so it is crowded. There are vendors for food and coconuts there. There is also a restaurant, make sure you go through for there is an awesome view of the island and on a clear day you can... More

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Saint Augustine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I love lighthouses and search them out in all of our travels. This one is nothing special, but definitely worth a visit. You are not able to go inside or climb.

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vancouver, wa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a destination for ALL the tours, so packed with people. You can not go in the lighthouse. There is a spot to buy lunch, and several vendors selling drinks . This is a view spot, you can see the east and west side waters surrounding the island. I wouldn't make a special trip if you are short on... More

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Nice but we thought that we would be able to go into the Lighthouse .. but it is not open to the pubic .. what a shame ... we thought we could get a better view of the "Happy Island" we took some sunset pictures and went to the restraunt to get a bite to eat and some drinks.... Don't... More

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Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We enjoyed visiting the lighthouse. DePalm tours was our guide and it was a must see while on the island. They have a restaurant there now which i think takes away from the view and atmosphere, but we did enjoy the visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

There was a nice view and the lighthouse is pretty cool, but there wasn't much else there except for a very expensive restaurant. It's pretty far from anything else on the island, so if we hadn't been staying nearby, it wouldn't have been worth the extra trip.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Worth a quick trip to see the lighthouse and the area around it - great views. Doesn't take long to get there from the Ealgle or Palm Beach area.

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yorktown ny
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great Location to "look back" at the hotel strip and get a good look at the island. When touring the island this a great first stop.

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Toronto
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Lighthouse is one of those "must dos" if you are touring the island of Aruba. You can access it by vehicle or by moped or bicycle. There are lots of paths that vere off the lighthouse to explore the volcanic shore line as well. Sunrise is spectacular from this location.

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